• Rules and consistency

    We don’t expect elected officials to be perfect. Like the people they represent, office holders are human, they are fallible and they make mistakes. What we do expect of them is consistency and adherence to rules…two tenants that have been lacking in the City of Chester’s search for a new administrator.

  • Fuzzy memories

    In the course of normal day-to-day life, things can almost become a blur. If you travel as part of your job, you may not remember what city you were in three Thursdays ago.

    If you frequently deal with the public as part of your profession, it’s doubtful you remember exactly who you talked to or sold something to on Nov. 9, 2012, off the top of your head.

  • Yes*

    When it comes to personal finances, we all have to strike the best balance we can between saving and planning for the future while also addressing our pressing, immediate needs. With this Tuesday’s bond referendum, the Chester County School District is doing the same thing.

  • What do you want?

    Not every question has a clear-cut answer and not every problem has an easy solution. Yes or no and true or false rarely come into play when dealing with major issues.

  • But we repeat ourselves...

    The City of Chester has gotten itself moving in the right direction on several fronts recently…which makes one persistent problem all the more maddening.

  • Breaking the chain

    We’ve sometimes heard that you can judge a society by how it treats senior citizens and children. The point there is that the care and love demonstrated toward those who are often least able to care for themselves is a good barometer of a society’s heart. We think that to some degree, the treatment of animals falls along the same lines.

  • Old and expensive

    There is a distinct difference between something being historic and being old. Just because an item or place has managed to survive the test of time does not mean it has any added value, worth or distinction. In the same way, not every possession is an asset. Just because it is large and has the potential to generate income does not mean it is of value.

  • Take the money

    If you find yourself in dire financial straits, a $10,000 gift would be hard to turn down. Maybe your pride would get in the way, maybe you wouldn’t want to feel like you owed the giver something, but on pure need, you would want the money and would probably take it.

  • Spoke too soon?

    Just because something happens once or carries on for a short time doesn’t mean it will always be the norm going forward.

  • Branham responds to supervisor comments

    To the citizens of Chester County,

    Regardless of the distortions, deceptions and misrepresentations from Chester County Supervisor K. Shane Stuart's article in The News & Reporter on July 24, 2019, I want to ensure the citizens of Chester County your county council is working diligently to examine every aspect of the ongoing issues associated with the supervisor and his questionable judgment over the past several months.